Journalist to Teach Course at Mary Baldwin

April 21, 1998

Award-winning journalist Hal Crowther will teach a one-credit course at Mary Baldwin University in May titled, ‘Creative Citizenship: Surviving and Contributing in the Dark Age of Media.’

Crowther has been a staff writer at TIME, an associate editor at Newsweek and a media columnist and film and drama critic at The Buffalo News. He has written a syndicated column since 1981 and has won the H.L. Mencken Writing Award.

The course he will teach at Mary Baldwin will focus on learning to think critically and act independently when ‘nothing seems to make any sense.’ Crowther describes the course as ‘a critical survey of American culture with readings, essays and discussion.’

‘Creative Citizenship’ will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 27 through May 13, from 3:20-5:30 p.m. Cost for the course is $274. To register, call Lydia Petersson at (540) 887-7011.

Mary Baldwin University, founded in 1842, is a four-year liberal arts women’s college, located in Staunton, VA. The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA, Mary Baldwin was the first women’s college in the United States to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. the college also has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.